The Beginning of the End

Jan 17, 2017 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
How to end this darn thing?

The Value of Entertainment

Oct 19, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
What is the value of entertainment? That depends...

Connecting with Readers

Aug 17, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Today’s authors have numerous means to connect with readers, far exceeding what was available twenty years ago.

Offering a Little Insight

Aug 05, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek

Here is a transcript from a recent author interview that featured yours truly. Enjoy.

Influencing the World

Jul 20, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Governments and societies have a dramatic effect citizens' lives, shaping their views, beliefs, and perception of the world. History and the daily news have shown time and again the level of influence that governments have on society. Accordingly, when a fantasy author chooses a government to build a world and story upon, it can have a dramatic impact on numerous elements, including character motivation and plot.

Authors are fans of their fans

Jun 29, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Authors and readers create a symboitic relationship, one unable to exist without the other. We authors are fans of you guys, too!

Another World

May 04, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek

A defining element of epic (or high) fantasy novels is journeying to another world, born of the writer’s imagination. This type of literary work offers the author numerous opportunities and a plethora of challenges. Before writing the first word of a new epic fantasy novel, the author should have a comprehensive strategy for the world-building that is about to take place. 

Seeking that Elusive Review

Apr 20, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Oh, book reviews...

The Science of Magic

Apr 13, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Mystical or knowable, which type of magic do you prefer?

Cast of Chatacters

Apr 06, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
What's a fiction novel about? Ideally, you'll find interesting characters doing interesting things. Here is some insight on the cast of The Buried Symbol.

What's your story about?

Mar 30, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Authors are often asked this question, one that's much more difficult to resond to than you might think.

Words, Words, Words

Mar 23, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
When writing a tantasy epic, more words is good, right? Actually....

The Reality of Fantasy

Mar 16, 2016 by Jeffrey L. Kohanek

As book genres go, Fantasy has been stereotyped and misunderstood more than most. Read along for my thoughts on this issue.